A man accused of stabbing his lover’s husband and the man’s 14-year-old son in Placentia pleaded not guilty Friday to a half-dozen felony charges, including attempted murder.
Uriel Cortezchavez, 31, was also charged Thursday with one count each of burglary, mayhem and battery with serious bodily injury, and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, with sentencing enhancement allegations of inflicting great bodily injury on his victims and attempted premeditated murder.
According to the criminal complaint, Cortezchavez is also accused of putting out the eye of one of the victims.
His next court date is a July 28 pretrial hearing at the North Justice Center in Fullerton.
Police were called at 3:37 p.m. April 25 to an apartment at 140 W. Orangethorpe Ave. When officers arrived, they found a 34-year-old father and his 14-year-old son wounded in the knife attack, according to Placentia police Sgt. Bryce Angel.
Another suspect remains at large, the sergeant said.
The suspects broke a front window to get into the apartment and attacked the 34-year-old man in the living room, Angel said. When the victim’s son heard the commotion, he tried to stop the attack.
Cortezchavez was having an affair with the man’s wife, Angel said.